Alexandra W. Logue

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Alexandra W. Logue is an academic and behavioral scientist. She is currently a Research Professor in CASE (Center for Advanced Study in Education) of the Graduate Center of The City University of New York[1] She is also a member of the Graduate Center’s Behavior Analysis Training Area in the Psychology Ph.D. Program.[2] From 2008 to 2014 she was the Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost of CUNY, the CUNY system’s Chief Academic Officer.[3][4]


Alexandra W. Logue attended Harvard University, receiving her A.B. in Psychology Magna Cum Laude in 1974, and her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology in 1978.[5] As a senior in college and in graduate school she interacted extensively with B. F. Skinner, as well as with other members of the Harvard University behavior analysis faculty.[6] Her dissertation was entitled "Taste Aversion and the Generality of the Laws of Learning", a version of which was subsequently published in Psychological Bulletin.[7]

Academic Life[edit]

In 1978, Logue became a faculty member in the Psychology Department of SUNY Stony Brook, rising from the rank of Assistant Professor to Professor.[8] During this period she taught experimental psychology and statistics, and conducted extensive research and published on mathematical models of choice behavior (self-control and impulsiveness),[9] food preferences and aversions,[10] and the history of behaviorism.[11] In 1986 she published the first edition of her book The Psychology of Eating and Drinking.[12] The publication of this book and its subsequent editions, as well as her being a supertaster, have been widely covered in The New York Times and other media.[13][14][15][16] While a faculty member, she published another book, entitled Self-Control: Waiting Until Tomorrow for What You Want Today, in 1995,[17] as well as over a hundred articles and chapters.[18] She was named a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.[19] Her research was funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the McDonnell Foundation.[20]


Logue has brought her expertise in experimental psychology to bear on issues concerning higher education.[21][22] This work has ranged from examination of self-control and impulsiveness in higher education administrators[23] to developing mechanisms for assessing administrative performance,[24] to conducting large randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of academic programs designed to increase college student success.[25][26] She has advocated for the application of social science techniques to higher education administration[27] and has published a series of articles on such matters for Inside Higher Ed.[28] [29] [30] [31] [32] [33] [34]


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  12. ^ The Psychology of Eating and Drinking (1986)
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  21. ^ Higher education: View from the self-control laboratory, Division 25 Recorder, 32, 14-15 (1997)
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  23. ^ "Higher-education administrators: when the future does not make a difference.". Psychol Sci 12 (4): 276–81. Jul 2001. doi:10.1111/1467-9280.00351. PMID 11476092. 
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